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There are few experiences that compare to a relaxing bath after a long day. As you slip your feet into the hot water and lay your head back, that moment is what can fade the stress away. One of the best parts of a bath is the variety. We’ve put together a guide to drawing a better bath, and most of the ingredients you probably already have in your home!
Here are the first 6:
1. Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate)
Wonderful at easing muscle soreness and relieving tension, Epsom salt can be added to almost any bath recipe. It’s also a good source of magnesium and makes skin soft and smooth.
It’s not just for happy hour! Both the anti-aging properties and the polyphenols in alcohol can reduce inflammation and redness. Try a red wine bath soak or a bubbly champagne bath to reap the benefits.
If you’re battling headaches or need a good detox bath, ginger (fresh grated or ground) is just the ingredient you’ll need. It causes toxins to be released through sweat and will leave you feeling cleansed. It also helps you sweat out aches from a cold or flu, and clears up chest and nasal congestion. Note that ginger can cause sensitive skin to react, so test it on your skin first.
4. Essential oils
The perfect way to tailor your bath for your needs, this guide to essential oils for gorgeous skin is the key! Lavender, rose, vetiver, chamomile or sandalwood essential oils will help calm you down after a long day. You can also add essential oils to salts for their aromatherapy benefits.
If you’re suffering from itchy or irritated skin, oatmeal is very soothing to add to your bath. If anyone in your house gets poison ivy or sunburn, this is a great way to treat it.
6. Coconut oil
One of the best bath ingredients for soft skin! Mix a tablespoon of coconut oil—which has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic and anti-fungal properties—into running water to moisturize and soften.
Stay tooned for some more Snug bath tips!!!